Career Opportunities for MBA in Finance

An MBA in finance is often looked upon as an absolute way to success along with lucrative pay. The course is a blend of finance and management and the contents of the course revolve around the foundations of Finance, Global Economy, Stock Market Analysis, Market Trading and Operations, Risk Management, Bankruptcy, Corporate Finance, and Investment Banking. Opening doors to banking, real estate, insurance, and investment sectors, the course builds your foundation in the area of finance, business, and economics through the comprehensive core and elective subjects.

Business schools have started orienting and thereby trying to make professionals industry-ready through this process. For instance, if a student is looking for a role in the capital market he needs to pass some certificate courses like Investment Adviser, Derivatives and Securities Operations and Risk Management, etc. run and certified by the National Institute of Securities Market (An institute launched by SEBI). On the other hand, if a student is looking for a career in Banking then he needs to clear the Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) a flagship course launched by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. There are also some courses available online for almost all subjects, which are available online and free (Coursera and Edx).

Job Roles for MBA- Finance

  • Investment Banking
  • Merchant Banking
  • Risk Management
  • Private Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Virtual financing
  • Financial analytics including risk analysis
  • Client profitability analytics or cash flow analytics
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Cash Managers
  • Manager Consultants
  • Chief Finance Officers
  • Corporate Controllers
  • Accounting Manager
  • Public Accounting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Compliance and Internal Control
  • Venture Capital

Higher Education after MBA in Finance

Considering the extensive stretch, you may headway in this direction and make a remarkable career in Finance. Here are a few choices which you can consider and have the capability to further broaden the scope of an MBA in Finance:

  • If you are inclined towards academics and wish to pursue research, then pursuing a Ph.D. in Finance after an MBA can be an appropriate option.
  • Further, to broaden your horizon, you can also choose certification programs such as the CA course, CFA course, CCP, CPA, CFP, and FRM. 
  • There are also a lot of courses after MBA Finance that apart from adding to your qualifications can help you brush up your skills, gain advanced knowledge, and transform careers.

To conclude it can be said that career opportunities are in numbers for MBA Finance students, the key is how one remains focused throughout the journey and gear in the right direction. As Einstein has said “Knowledge is the Currency” one needs to soak up knowledge from everywhere to rule the roost.

“A GREAT CAREER without a GREAT EDUCATION is only a DREAM.” Choose your career wisely.


Blog by:

Dr. Supriya Desai

Indira Global Business School

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